Dear Engaged Bystander: Two seemingly unrelated facts about me: I am a huge fan of primary prevention. And I am a Yelp-er. I rely on the consumer-review website for guidance about the best tailor in my neighborhood to where I can unfailingly find delicious ravioli or patio dining.

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Dear Engaged Bystander:  I am not someone who watches a lot of TV, but this new program, "What Would You Do?" fascinates me.  The premise of the ABC "News" Program is that they have various situations played by actors and then see how people react.  There are a number of scenarios that are well worth watching:

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Dear Engaged Bystander:  I have always questioned why good people can do horrible things and what motivates someone to go out of their way to help someone they don't even know.  As I watch what pops up through various list-serves, etc. I am intrigued by the research that is not directly within the field of sexual violence. 
 
I recently came across the Heroic Imagination Project.  It is a project of Dr. Philip Zimbardo who you may know thought the Standford Prison Experiments.  In their words: 

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Dear Engaged Bystander:  So much of the bystander literature looks at why people don't act and let someone get hurt, sexually assaulted or murdered.  Our fascination is how people can stand by and let this happen.
 

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Dear Engaged Bystander:  I am sorry to have been ofline for the last week and otherwise "engaged."  Please read my humor here.  And after two conference in two weeks, I have a lot tI hope o share.  I will try to spread this out over the next week and give you only the highlights of what i have learned. 
 

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